The African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO), Tuesday, agreed to relocate the headquarters of the group from Nigeria to Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
The Council of Ministers accepted the advice to maneuver the momentary Headquarters of the Group from Abuja, Nigeria to the everlasting Headquarters in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
It additionally accepted the brand new Host Nation Settlement between the Republic of Congo and APPO, and directed the Secretary General of the Organization, Dr. Omar Farouk Ibrahim to signal it on behalf of the group.
The APPO Headquarters was briefly moved to Abuja in 2018 when Nigeria assumed the Presidency of the group with a mandate to execute the accepted reform programme.
In the middle of this reform, new Minimal Necessities for the hosting of the Headquarters have been accepted and the hosting right of the Headquarters was opened to all Member Nations to contest.
That is how Nigeria, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea and the host nation Republic of Congo indicated curiosity. All the brand new entrants for the hosting of the headquarters withdrew and left Congo as sole candidate.
A Ministerial delegation visited Brazzaville to judge the extent of compliance by Congo with the Minimal Necessities and was happy with the outcome, which knowledgeable the choice to return to Brazzaville.
The Council of Ministers additional took a choice, in view of the worldwide Corona virus pandemic to postpone the deliberate first ever Summit of the Heads of State and Authorities of APPO Member Nations earlier scheduled to carry in Brazzaville in 2020, to a date in 2021.